Author: Elizabeth Gorga

Elizabeth Gorga is a Communications major from Boston College, who is studying at Fairfield University in Florence this Spring 2012.
April 26, 2012
LIFESTYLE

Maggio 75

The 75th season of Florence's historic opera company promises to be the best yet. Held in collaboration with the Pergola Theatre, the Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino's program this year is dedicated to Amerigo Vespucci, marking the 500th anniversary of the Italian explorer's death (See TF's
March 1, 2012
NEWS

Behind the burner ,

A selection of the most important cookbooks in Italian culinary culture, from Pellegrino Artusi on, will soon be digitalized and indexed to form The Italian Kitchen, the first historical dictionary of Italian gastronomic language.   Until now, there has been no comprehensive compilation of Italian culinary terms. The dictionary,
February 16, 2012
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

It’s party time!

Carnevale, known in English as ‘carnival,' is a centuries-old tradition across Italy. The rituals go back to ancient pagan festivals but through the years were adapted to the Catholic church calendar. The word comes from the Latin carne vale, meaning ‘farewell to meat,' and it refers to